Mex Hill Mine

The Mex Hill Mine is a copper and gold mine located in Maricopa county, Arizona.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Mex Hill Mine  

State:  Arizona

County:  Maricopa

Elevation:

Primary Mineral: Copper, Gold

Lat, Long: 33.86444, -111.89000

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Mex Hill Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mex Hill Mine
Secondary: Mexican Hill Mine


Commodity

Primary: Copper
Primary: Gold
Secondary: Silver


Location

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa
District: Cave Creek District


Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


Holdings

Not available


Workings

Type: Underground


Ownership

Owner Name: Missouri Copper Co.,Inc.
Years: 1930 -


Production

Not available


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Deposit Type: Vein
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1929
Year Last Production: 1930
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Name: Rhyolite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Neoproterozoic


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Ore: Copper


Comments

Comment (Location): INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1964)

Comment (Geology): GRANITE IS PROBABLY PREC, RHYOLITE MAY BE TERTIARY.


References

Reference (Deposit): ARIZ. B.M. BULL. 137, P. 164


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